12th - 18th February 2023
Incl. during the workshop
Lofoten Photography Workshop
With Thor & Peter Gordon
In February, 12th-18th 2023 you can join Thorarinn Jonsson and award winning photographer Peter Gordon of Explore light on this
6-day adventurous photography workshop in the captivating landscape of Lofoten islands, Norway.
This usually stunning area becomes even more magical and striking in the wintertime with its snowy mountain peaks, turquoise seascapes, clean beaches, dramatic fjords, and of course we will have our fingers crossed the Northern Lights.
There are no big drives on this trip so plenty of time to concentrate on your shooting.
Travelling to Norway:
You will want to fly into Oslo and connect through there to Leknes, we'll be picking you up at the airport upon arrival in Leknes.
This workshop is easy for anyone, we'll not be taking on any difficult hikes.
Where are we staying?
We will be lodging at 2 locations during our stay in Lofoten. The accommodations are beautiful and conveniently located for our shooting locations.
and many other lesser known locations
In a nutshell.
This workshop is covering some of the best parts in the archipelago Lofoten Islands in northern Norway which is located at 2 degrees north of the arctic cirlce, myself and Peter have been travelling to this beautiful locations for some years now and we have loads of lesser known locations we've discover over the years.
This time of year we have sunrise around 9am and sunset around 3:30 PM which will allow for beautiful light all day long and with Aurora season in full swing we will be hunting them whenever the conditions will be favourable.
Since the weather can be quite changeable in this part of Norway we always take the weather into account when we decide what location we choose to shoot at any given time.
Our base for this 6-day winter photography adventure will be the Lofoten Islands in Norway. This usually stunning area becomes even more magical and striking with its snowy mountain peaks, turquoise seascapes, clean beaches, dramatic fjords, and fingers crossed the Northern Lights.
At this time of year, the light is good all day; sunrises come later and sunsets earlier so we aim to capture both every day and stay out shooting throughout.
There’s no big drives on this trip so plenty of time to concentrate on your shooting.
One of the most exciting aspects of this workshop is the challenge posed by the weather, which can be changeable and means that we could be photographing in bright, clear conditions or shooting snow and ice. We’ll keep a flexible itinerary to capture the best the weather brings us. You will be able to try your hand at creative compositions using tripods and long exposure techniques.
If the skies are clear we’ll also try northern lights where possible. If the lights are not cooperating we can always do some post-processing in the evenings and enjoy socialising with the other participants.
The pictures below give you a great idea of what we are aiming for.
*More detailed info will be provided upon registration along with packing list.
Tuition: €3350 Euros
Deposit: €500 Euros
*Installments available upon request.
A €500 Euros non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space for this workshop, or you may pay in full.
The remaining balance is due on November 1st 2022. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited.
Please read through our Terms and Conditions.
Bookings are mate through Explore light.
This workshop is based upon a first come, first serve priority and available spots will be updated on this page.
Availability: Sold out!
What´s included in the Workshop:
Accommodation for 6 Nights (3 Nights Hotel, 3 Nights in Converted Fishing Cottage with Private Room)
Limited Single Cottages in Hamnøy Available for €250.
Welcome and farewell dinner.
Breakfast for 3 Nights (you can stock the cottage fridge for breakfast the other nights)
Daily hands on time with the instructors, we will both be available to you all day long.
Transportation throughout the workshop.
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
Airfaire to and from Norway.
Meals exempt where indicated.
Students will learn:
How to create compelling and enticing landscape compositions.
How to properly expose for an image throughout all variety of light including prime and non-prime lighting conditions.
How to photograph the night sky, create star trails and with some luck, capture the aurora borealis!
How to use their camera to it´s best capabilities.
How to utilize motion blur to capture dramatic seascapes and waterfall images.
Workflow techniques for Lightroom and Photoshop.
Much, much more!
What you need:
A DSLR camera or equivalent
A variety of lenses - a wide angle lens will be your most used on this trip.
A sturdy tripod
An intervalometer (to create star trails... a cheap one will do just fine)
Multiple memory cards
Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least the trial versions)